McCarthy Transport have put two purpose built 58 ton gross units on the road to cart from their Pakihi Log Storage yard in Carterton to CentrePort Ltd. These units will reduce the number of trucks going over the Rimutakas each day.
The purpose of these heavy trucks is to have four standard units cart 44 ton gross into their yard (28 ton pay load) and then the 58 ton gross units taking 38 ton pay load to the Port, 10 extra ton adds up over the year.
These new units are purpose built by McCarthy Transport Engineering and feature the latest safety technology from Volvo Trucks.
A first for McCarthy Transport is the EXTE auto tensioning winches, this ensures the load is under constant restraint and the drivers don’t have to stop and do this manually. Thanks Steve McDougall and Paul Teddy for the photo and info.